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Crowchild Trail Corridor Upgrades & Pathway Impacts - Info Session May 9th

The substantial amount of work related to flood retention, pathway/public-realm upgrades and roadway projects, including the Crowchild Trail Corridor Project, continues to impact mobility along the Bow River Pathway.

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If you want to find out more about how the work related to the Crowchild Trial Corridor Project and planned stormwater system upgrades might impact you over the summer and into the autumn then you will want to check out the City’s Crowchild Trail Project Information Session.

Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project: 2018 Information Session
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
South Social Hall
1320 5 Avenue N.W.

Specific to pathways, the City is planning to have information on hand that will prepare people for anticipated upgrades and impacts (closures and detours) to the pathway network, spanning the area from 14th Street to 27th Street NW and covering mid-July to mid-October.


We encourage you to stop in, get your questions answered and provide your feedback.


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Pathway Impacts

Hi all,

I stopped in to the info session Wednesday evening. City staff did a great job of walking me through some of the pathway closure and detour plans. I'm looking to secure some additional details to share through Bike Calgary including maps and closure dates. Suffice it to say at this point that there will be significant areas of closure along the Bow River Pathway (north and south side) between Parkdale and Downtown. 

Closures are related to multiple projects, including the Crowchild Trail Corridor project, general pathway improvements, West Eau Claire project and stormwater outflow/flood mitigation. City staff explained the necessity of the work and the fact that some is under a time constraint. They also gave assurances they are working on the best detours possible. 

Straight-up though, this will have a big impact on how people travel through the area, but we will have to look forward to the improvements being worth it, and continue to push for safe, comfortable and reasonably efficient detours.

Stay tuned for more details.

Brent - Infrastructure TF

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Looks like I will travelling on fifth avenue a lot this summer.  That will be the best bypass around all that!

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5th Avenue may be a good alternative for people that are more comfortable on the street and using the Bow River to get between the northwest and downtown. It will be interesting to see the impacts on route choice as well as what user groups/demographics find it the greatest inconvenience. The surface crossing of Crowchild Trail along Kensington will be one of the biggest challenges I think.